Honestly, I was not fully aware of what a Flipped Classroom was until this week. I understand that you, as the teacher, expect the students to engage with the class material and content outside of the classroom through technology. This includes using videos, recordings, and interactive technology. When the students do come to class, they should be familiar with the content and are able to engage in labs or activities that further their knowledge and practice of what was learned via technology. I could apply this to my own classroom by requiring the students to review videos, recordings, or documents about short stories, books, grammar lessons, etc. As the students were able to review and study the material before class, they are able to better engage with the content related activities in class or have in depth discussions. Using the flipped classroom method would be very valuable in an English class because so much time is traditionally spent reading in class but the students would have already reAd, watched, and reviewed the content beforehand. I would love to implement this concept into my own classroom!
After completing the requirements for Module 1, I learned many valuable things that I can use in my everyday life as a teacher. It is true that the 21st Century student should be taught and equipped with certain skills that will lead them to success. Implementing teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity into your classroom gives all of your students a head start on what makes a positive contributor to society. The use of technology is now a common day practice that is required in most careers, allowing your students to become aware of these skills and applying them also through technology is awesome. This week I was required to complete an infographic, which I was not familiar with until now. Using an infographic was the most valuable thing I learned in this Module. As a future English teacher, infographic can be used when introducing new short stories, poems, or books. As the 21st Century has became more visual, so should education. I plan to create infographics for the texts that I introduce to my students as a sort of entrance assessment. Through the infographic the students may get a general understanding of what is to come and peaks interest. After completing the text, the infographic can be revisited and the students will complete an exit slip on their before and after thoughts. Incorporating, visuals, technology, and life skills creates a positive and interesting classroom where the students can learn to become successful citizens and employees.
Hello everyone, my name is Angelina Dowell and I am an ELA (English Language Arts) major with a minor in secondary education. I have decided to take some Technology in Education classes to further my knowledge of the modern day classroom. I intend that this course will provide me with valuable information for future reference.